Michael Sparks won second place in the Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition held at the University at Buffalo. The competition is designed to bring students from different educational backgrounds together to create vaiable businesses in Western New York. The second-place award of $10,000 went to Michael Sparks for his business, Sticker Lights (StickerLights.com), which produces customizable, USB-powered illuminated stickers for laptop branding. As part of the BSEE/MBA Program, Sparks graduated from UB in May 2013 with a BS in electrical engineering and an MBA from the School of Management. He recently gained another accolade for this project, start-up funding from UB eLab, a boot camp for business students. More details can be found in the UB Reporter.